Racecadotril: Administration, Side Effects, Precautions and Storage

It is a specialized medicine to treat an upset stomach, better known as diarrhea.

Doctors recommend it when the recommended diet and fluid levels are insufficient to control the condition.

Racecadotril is effective because it reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine, thereby helping to reduce the amount of fluid loss from the body.

Racecadotril Administration

The patient should read the medicine instructions before proceeding with the treatment; if doubts or comments arise, they should talk to their doctor or the pharmacist.

It is recommended to use Racecadotril with an oral rehydration solution to provide adequate replacement of fluids and electrolytes or to follow the indications provided by the treating physician.

This medicine cannot be used for more than seven days even if the condition does not improve. If symptoms prevail after treatment, the patient should immediately contact his doctor to determine the causes that prevent improvement.

The patient cannot use Racecadotril if he has:


  • Blood and pus in the stool.
  • Fever.
  • Tingling in the extremities of the body.
  • Decay.
  • Lack of appetite.

Because you can suffer from a bacterial infection, the treatment used with Racecadotril is not suitable for your condition. Another medicine is necessary to provide a correct and adequate recovery.

Side effects

This drug rarely causes side effects linked to an allergic reaction, but if the patient has the following symptoms, they should contact their treating doctor:

  • Trouble breathing regularly.
  • High-pitched whistle when breathing deeply.
  • Acceleration of the heartbeat.
  • Redness on the cheekbones of the face.
  • Elevation of body temperature.
  • Swelling in the throat, tongue, or lips.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Rash or rash on the extremities of the body.

The patient should stop using Racecadotril if the following adverse symptoms occur:

  • Presence of blood in the stool or vomit.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Constant nausea and vomiting.
  • Unjustified dizziness and fainting spells.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decay.
  • Disorientation.
  • Fever.

This medicine does not cause intoxication or overdose. Still, the patient should contact his doctor or go to the nearest health center or hospital if he presents the following severe symptoms:

  • Difficulty recognizing space and time.
  • Headache.
  • Upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Difficulty urinating.
  • Dark urine
  • Constant vomiting
  • Cramp in the extremities of the body.
  • Chronic dizziness and fainting.
  • Cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Bleeding from the nose, feces, and urine.
  • Poor appetite
  • Depression or depression.
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Fever or rise in body temperature.
  • Pale skin


Under no circumstances can this medicine be prescribed or ingested by children under three years of age.

Racecadotril is not recommended in the elderly or elderly and in children under 13 years of age because they increase the chances of suffering from side effects.

If the patient has uncontrolled vomiting for an extended period, he cannot take this medicine.

People with kidney or liver problems should not take high doses of Racecadotril.

It is not known if the components of this medicine can affect the normal process of the development of pregnancy or be adverse for the embryo or unborn, so the woman who is in condition should notify her doctor before starting treatment.

If the patient is breastfeeding, she should tell her doctor because the components of Racecadotril can pass into breast milk, which in turn into the baby’s body, which may or may not affect it.

When the patient is being treated with this medicine, he should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, which can increase the chances of suffering from side effects.

If the patient, when being treated with Racecadotril, suddenly presents pus or bleeding in the stool, they should discontinue its use and immediately contact their doctor to carry out the appropriate tests to determine the infection that they present, and thus they can prescribe the proper medications to treat their condition.


This medicine should prevail in spaces free of humidity, heat, and sunlight and at room temperature. Therefore it is not necessary to refrigerate it.

It cannot be within reach of children or pets. If ingested by any of them, take the affected person to the nearest medical center to receive the necessary care.